ANTIQUE CHINESE SWORD JIAN, 18TH CENTURY
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Authentic, late 18th century, Chinese sword Jian from the period time of the Ching Dynasty. Details: the hilt bound in blue silk over wood, brass cross guard ornamented with tao t'ieh, long double edged blade with narrow central fuller and brass inlaid seven stars symbol, the forte engraved with Chinese inscription and dragon, dark brown lacquered wooden scabbard with brass wire wrap is mounted with skillfully hand engraved brass fittings. Under very strong light the blade shows Damascus pattern except is unclear, in my opinion the blade was unprofessionally cleaned sometime ago and as a result Damascus pattern is shattered by very tiny scratches. Overall length in the scabbard: 39 inches (99cm). Length of blade 30 ¼ inches (77cm). Condition: resharpened point of the blade and silk wrapping is somewhat weak and worn out in some places otherwise the sword is in good condition with age patina. To find today an authentic and antique Jian sword from the 18th century is almost impossible, unfortunately majority of the swords on todays market are modern reproductions. In my 35 years experience in this field I came across only 2 authentic long jian swords; I sold one 12 years ago and this one now.
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 18th century
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